2nd Regional General Council - Resolution on Nepal

Nov 2008

In this resolution, the 2nd ITUC-AP General Council notes that though the Nepalese government has declared a new rate of minimum wage subject to implement since mid-July, the Apex body of the employers has made public announcement to back-track the government decision. It reiterates that the minimum wage should constitute a fair living wage set above the poverty line and calls upon the Government of Nepal to effectively implement the declared wage rate across the board.

The Council calls upon the Nepalese government and respective managements to fulfill workers legitimate demands and draws the attention of the Nepali government to implement its earlier decision related to the UTL labour-management dispute.